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In order to keep the cosmetics industry safe as well as innovative, there is a strong regulatory structure in place.

If you want to know about the new regulations and their effect on the industry, or the progress of alternative testing methods, or to stay on top of the latest regulatory requirements , we've got you covered!

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What’s new for cosmetic products in Switzerland?

27-Jun-2017 - Swiss regulations recently changed to be harmonized with European ones. In this guest article, COSMED analyzes the main changes to come.

Alternatives to animal testing for next generation ingredients

23-Jun-2017 - Ahead of a new Open Academy for the industry in Europe, we caught up with one of the speakers on alternative testing methods.

BASF steps up sustainable palm oil efforts

20-Jun-2017 - With 20 of its production sites worldwide now accredited in line with RSPO standards, BASF has announced ‘good progress’ has been made in its efforts to move away from palm...

Organic spotlight: Azelis earns new COSMOS certification for UK specialities business

16-Jun-2017 - Azelis, a leading specialty chemicals player, has announced it is expanding its organic specialities business, looking at ‘new markets and growth opportunities’.

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Collaborating for sustainable palm oil: Cargill gives perspective

13-Jun-2017 - Ahead of this week’s 2017 European edition of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, held in London, we caught up with Cargill, one major player in personal care set to...

Cosmetics Europe Week: advancing a regulatory vision for the industry

08-Jun-2017 - Cosmetics Week, an industry event organised by Cosmetics Europe, is offering ‘a unique event’ bringing together international cosmetics and personal care leaders to discuss global trends and latest industry development.

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What does France’s new adverse event reporting portal mean for cosmetics companies?

07-Jun-2017 - In this guest article, Caroline Carodoso of consultancy firm ProductLife Group considers how France’s new reporting for adverse events will impact on the industry.

Beauty industry stands up for Paris Climate Agreement, despite US plans to back out

06-Jun-2017 - Leading cosmetics and personal care companies, including L’Oréal, The Estée Lauder Companies, and Unilever, remain committed to the Paris Agreement. This despite a recent announcement that this country will be...

Avoid Black Henna campaign gathers momentum

30-May-2017 - Black henna temporary tattoos have become the focus of an increasing vocal public awareness campaign, with the material used in these tattoos not likely to be henna at all, but...

RSPO European Roundtable 2017 approaching

25-May-2017 - The 2017 European edition of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil is due to take place in London, June 12 -13, looking to focus on how the body can make...

The science behind sun protection: CTPA on sunscreen efficacy

23-May-2017 - The Cosmetics, Toiletry and Perfumery Association has released a statement aimed at reassuring consumers when it comes to trust in sunscreen products.

Elizabeth Schmalz Ferguson joins Applied DNA Sciences board of directors

18-May-2017 - The supply chain tech company was apparently seeking a board member with significant cosmetics and personal care industry expertise. And Ferguson’s experience with companies like Revlon and Estée Lauder made...

ECHA’s REACH 2018 spring school happening now

16-May-2017 - Ahead of the REACH chemicals registration deadline in the EU in May next year, the European Chemicals Agency is running a series of interactive webinars to help prepare industry players...

J&J and personal care ingredient supplier lose big in talc lawsuit

09-May-2017 - Late last week a jury in Missouri handed down a verdict that found both the baby powder maker and Imerys Talc America accountable for, among other things, conspiracy, breach of...

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Focus on South Korea by COSMED: changes in cosmetic categories

28-Apr-2017 - In this guest article, COSMED, the professional association of the cosmetic industry in France, takes a look at Korea’s impact onto cosmetics categories and how regulation works in the country....

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Coming clean: how to respond to product claims scrutiny

25-Apr-2017 - Regulatory authorities are taking seriously certain claims about cosmetics products, and companies must ensure compliance while also remaining competitive, says Caroline Cardoso, head of cosmetics at ProductLife Group.

NSF launches cosmetic product compliance verification service

17-Apr-2017 - NSF International says it is the first organization to off the cosmetics and personal care industry a dedicated product quality, safety and compliance verification service.

ECHA chemicals database launched

07-Apr-2017 - The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has launched a publicly-accessible database with key information on around 15,000 chemicals, aimed at researchers, regulatory authorities and businesses.

REACH for cosmetics: Focus on the last registration deadline by COSMED

05-Apr-2017 - In this guest article, COSMED, the professional association of the cosmetic industry in France, takes a look at REACH and its current progress.

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PETA part II: Why China still has “much to do” in the fight for non-animal testing

03-Apr-2017 - As the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has asked Trading Standards to explore leading cosmetics companies for possible illegal marketing, we continued to talk to Dr. Julia Baines,...

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PETA part I: Household names face investigation for possible illegal marketing

29-Mar-2017 - Animal rights organisation, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA),  has received confirmation that the UK government has asked Trading Standards to investigate several global cosmetics brands on claims...

Anti-pollution beauty and regulatory concerns: your questions answered

10-Mar-2017 - At our recent anti-pollution forum, we gathered industry experts to discuss the global rising trend. Here, we look back at some of the top questions submitted by listeners on the...

Washington DC and the state of beauty industry

06-Mar-2017 - A week ago Monday, the Personal Care Products Council convened a panel, as part of the organization’s annual meeting, to discuss the ramifications that the new Presidential administration’s legislative endeavors...

Important safety information on cosmetics chemicals ‘still missing’

28-Feb-2017 - The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), the EU body in charge of implementing chemical regulations, has released its progress report on Evaluation of chemicals under REACH.

COSMED provides international overview of methylisothiazolinone

28-Feb-2017 - In this guest article from COSMED, the professional association of the cosmetic industry in France, we take a look at the changing regulation surrounding the preservative MI or MIT: Methylisothiazolinone....

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